British fishermen wants support from candidates in the General ElectionStaff Writer | April 27, 2017
The UK fishing industry is challenging candidates in the General Election to pledge their support for restoring national control of UK waters.
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Candidates in all 650 parliamentary constituencies will be invited to sign the pledge prior to the election on June 8th.
Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said: “The whole industry, from those who go to sea through the processors to the hauliers, is united behind one simple aim – our coming out of the EU and the CFP.
“Brexit offers us a huge opportunity to re-assert control of our waters and to establish once and for all a sensible, practicable new fisheries management regime.
“We as an industry have repeatedly stated that we will work with the UK and Scottish governments to achieve this, and we hope that candidates will support the prospect of jobs and security for our beleaguered coastal communities by signing this pledge.” ■